The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom the Those Who Love Them (Review)

February 25, 2014

Book cover for "The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings" by Carley Roney.Title: The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings: The Ultimate Source of Ideas, Advice, and Relief for the Bride and Groom and Those Who Love Them

Author: Carley Roney

Publication Year: 2012

Pages: 434

Genre: Non-Fiction

Source: Purchased from Coles bookstore

From the cover:

Overwhelmed by the countless questions and details your wedding entails? Don’t despair! The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings takes you step-by-step from your engagement to the big day, from the reception to the honeymoon. Inside you’ll find checklists, worksheets, insider advice, and in-depth sections on:

How to personalize your wedding
Updated wedding etiquette
Creating a realistic budget
Sneaky cost-cutting tips
Dress shopping advice
Tips for working with florists, caterers, officiants, and others
Invitation wording
Vows and ceremony details
Unique Wedding customs

This was probably the book that I used the most as a reference guide last year when I was trying to plan my wedding. It had the most concrete information, organized into clear categories/chapters and laid out in lists and simple formatting. Almost anything I could possibly need to know was there; it was a one-stop shop for wedding planning information and ideas.

Having said that, most of that information was available for free on The Knot website, so I’m not sure that you really need the book. It was nice at times to be able to just read an entire section, though, rather than having to look up multiple articles on the web to find everything piecemeal. So I suppose whether you want this book or not depends on the way that you like to consume your information. It’s definitely a content-heavy source, and written in easy-to-follow language. If you’re looking for all your information in one place, this would be a great bet. But if you want things in more bite-sized pieces, or simply don’t care to pay for – and carry around – the physical book, then the website would do you just as good.


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